Bacolod requested to fund
allowance of 170 new cops
The 170 policemen newly assigned in Bacolod City could receive a monthly allowance of P1,000 each from the city government soon.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office, yesterday said they have forwarded their request to include the names of the neophyte cops on the list of those who are receiving allowance from the city.
Ordaniel, however, said he doesn't know yet whether his request was approved or not.
He also said he is not aware of any reports that the allowance of some policemen was stopped because their names were deleted from the list and were replaced.
A policeman had told the DAILY STAR he and his colleagues were surprised when their monthly allowance stopped. He said that when they inquired about it, they were told there was insufficient budget.
Councilor Al Victor Espino, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Finance and Appropriations, said there is enough funding for the allowance of cops.
He said those who are claiming otherwise are just trying to sow intrigues.*APN
Talisay police to undergo
3-day martial arts training
Troopers of the Public Safety Company of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are temporarily taking over the Talisay City Police Station, as the 42 cops, including the police chief, will undergo a three-day Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Filipino martial arts training at the City Hall, starting today.
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is the official martial arts training of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, and the training was facilitated by Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan.
Supt. Thomas Joseph Martir, Talisay police chief, said yesterday the PSC troopers, headed by Supt. Samuel Mina, will temporarily replace them.
In October last year, Talisay policemen also underwent a week-long Unit Enhancement Training, that was aimed at further improving the cohesiveness of the unit, and was facilitated by the Soroptimist International.*GPB
Teenager arrested for
cell phone theft
A teenager was arrested by Station 1 policemen for allegedly stealing the two cellular phones of a woman at the Bacolod City downtown area Monday.
Chief Insp. Danilo Francisco, Station 1 commander, identified the suspect as Ronel Alfonso, 18, of Purok Magtiayon in Brgy. 10, Bacolod.
Shiela Mae Gaspar, 24, of Purok Greenfield, Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod, told the police she was walking at Gatuslao-Cuadra streets when she felt someone holding her bag, and saw a man clad in red shirt, yellow and green checkered shorts, and a black and pink cap, who immediately fled.
She added she found her bag already opened and her two cellular phones, valued at P6,800 gone, and this prompted her to report the incident to the police, who launched a manhunt operation.
Senior Police Officer 4 Cesar del Carmen and Police Officers 1 Rolly Jardinico, Michael Jalapa and Leopoldo Samillano arrested Alfonso near the Bacolod Central Market at about 11 p.m.
Alfonso admitted he has been arrested for similar offense six times now, and is considered a recidivist by the police.
A police source said that although he has been apprehended several times, no charges were filed against Alfonso as he was a minor then.
This time, theft charges were filed against him before the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office yesterday, Francisco said.*APN